Representatives of the Breeders' Cup were on hand at a meeting Nov. 24 at The Red Mile to discuss the economic impact of the 2015 Breeders' Cup on Lexington.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, officials had nothing but praise for the city, saying that Lexington was “the new standard” in how welcome it made visitors, from the beautiful landscaping on major roadways around the area to the festivals and events held downtown each day.
Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel, along with chief operating officer Bob Elliston attending the meeting, which was the first in a series hosted by the Bluegrass Sports Commission. The Cup is expected to have a $65 million impact on the area.
While Fravel admitted that there were early concerns that a city of Lexington's size would have trouble holding such a large event, he had nothing but praise for city officials, saying that Lexington “put a new energy into the Breeders' Cup.”
“It's made other people stand up and take notice.”
Read more in the Lexington Herald-Leader
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